Lexicon BD-30 Blu-ray Player (Oppo BDP-83 Clone) Review

If you paid $3000 only to find out that what you bought was a re-badged $500 product with not a single thing different, would you be angry? Yeah, I would too, but that’s exactly what Lexicon has done with their latest BD player, which essentially takes a stock Oppo BDP-83, throws it in a Lexicon chassis, puts up a THX logo, and does nothing different. Read the full review, these guys were very thorough to make sure the parts are identical. The saddest part is that nobody at Lexicon thinks they did anything wrong here.


It’s an Oppo BDP-83. Normally we’d launch into a statement like this with more tact. We may, for example, wax eloquent about the Lexicon BD-30’s beautiful chassis or it’s billet aluminum front face. We could tell you about the heft of the unit, or the fact that comes double boxed with enough padding to warrant throwing it off the FedEx or UPS truck while it’s still moving. While all of that is true, the Lexicon BD-30 is still an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Player. And what’s more, it’s not just using the same parts – they actually stuck the player inside – chassis and all. This would be OK, were it not for the $3000 premium over the Oppo and THX certification. As Sherlock Holmes would say: The game is afoot!